Postwar American Critical Thought

Postwar American Critical Thought

by Peter Beilharz
     
 

The United States has some claim to have risen to a position of intellectual dominance in the social sciences in the post-war years. American social scientists are key players in international conferences and their premier publications have some claim to set international trends. Yet the relationship between American thought and global traditions has been

Overview

The United States has some claim to have risen to a position of intellectual dominance in the social sciences in the post-war years. American social scientists are key players in international conferences and their premier publications have some claim to set international trends. Yet the relationship between American thought and global traditions has been peculiarly under-theorized.

This unparalleled four-volume collection is divided into eight parts that focus on American post-war critical theory with special reference to social theory, sociology and politics. It provides a comprehensive survey of the outstanding contributions in the field.

Peter Beilharz, through a considered selection of articles, argues that American critical theory can be read not only as European, but also as profoundly American and North American. That is, it is hybrid, at the same time global and local in significance and inflection. In this way, the American experience can be read as a case study for doing critical theory today. This comprehensive collection amounts to a definitive guide to the currents and cross currents of American critical theory in the Postwar years.

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Director of the Thesis Eleven Centre for Critical Theory and Associate Fellow, Yale University in 2004 -.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761944157
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
SAGE Hallmarks in Postwar Critical Thought Series
Edition description:
Four-Volume Set
Pages:
1512
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology at the School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

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